Pegasus WCI Partners with EMR and Business Infusions 

January 23, 2023

Life is Good and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr winning the Pegasus World Cup in 2022 (Courtesy Pegasus World Cup)

To Digitize Equine Welfare Protocols 

1/ST Racing/EMR Press Release

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.– 1/ST, owners of the Pegasus World Cup, announced today a partnership with Irish technology company, Equine MediRecord (EMR) and their group Business Infusions (BI) to digitize equine welfare protocols for this year’s event. This added measure will enhance the stringent equine health and safety protocols that will be in place for the race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 28. To make the process even easier EMR representatives will be onsite to help log each horse’s information into the EMR system with their representatives.

The EMR platform that will be used for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat allows for the full veterinary history of the horse to be collected digitally and recorded securely. Use of this innovative platform will be mandatory and will provide all entrants, trainers and veterinarians with a user-friendly system to comply with the strict medication protocols for this year’s event. Integrity of the veterinary information will be ensured using the unique algorithms found in the EMR technology. Once the records are entered into the system they cannot be altered. Results are submitted digitally to designated regulators and officials ensuring the highest level of integrity and transparency of veterinary records.

To help prevent double entry of information entered by veterinarians BI are integrating their HVMS veterinary practice management system, the largest equine veterinary management system in the world, into a number of systems to ensure the required information for the welfare protocols can go to the multiple mandated racing officials to be cleared. One integration for HVMS will allow veterinarians to send required medical record information directly to HISA through HVMS which reduces the need for double entry into HISA while ensuring compliance to HISA rules. 

“We welcome the support of Equine MediRecord to the Pegasus World Cup for a second year,” said Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer, 1/ST RACING. “The immediate access to relevant medical information significantly enhances safety and welfare for our equine athletes and further enforces the 1/ST RACING standards of integrity and accountability in our sport.” 

Pierce Dargan, Chief Executive Officer, Equine MediRecord said, “We are excited about our partnership with 1/ST and doing all we can to help ensure that best horse welfare and transparency protocols are followed in equine sport while ensuring participants do not have to enter information multiple times to be cleared. We are thrilled to be partnering with 1/ST for the Pegasus World Cup 2023”

The Irish company whose technology is fast becoming the global standard for equine sport organizers has already amassed an impressive list of clients and users including the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Maryland 5 Star, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Arabian Racing Organisation, Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Saudi Cup. 

For more information on the Pegasus World Cup, visit or follow on social @PegasusWorldCup.

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